Intergenerational Succession Planning Workshop

Title: Intergenerational Succession Planning Workshop
Location: Room 130 Agriculture Building, 66 Dafoe Road, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg
Date: November 2 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The School of Agriculture at the University of Manitoba is holding an Intergenerational Succession Planning Workshop on November 2 for those seeking to develop succession plans for their family agricultural operations.

The one-day weekend workshop includes instruction and material on important parts of succession planning, includes ‘real farm’ examples as part of the instructional material and provides a process that farm families can apply to their succession plan development and implementation. Family members will have the opportunity to apply succession planning principles to their own farm and family situations.
“This session is aimed at forward-thinking farm families who want to put a plan in place for transitioning the farm from one generation to the next,” said Michele Rogalsky, director of the School of Agriculture. “It is designed to promote communication and discussion around succession planning, which can be a challenging topic.”

Facilitating the workshop will be Terry Betker, president and CEO of Backswath Management Inc. Backswath Management Inc. is a company that provides management expertise to farmers, primarily on strategic business and succession planning, and financial and managerial performance analysis. Terry was also a partner and director of practice development in agriculture at Meyers Norris Penny for over 12 years. A popular speaker on management issues, Terry has delivered presentations to agriculture organizations throughout Canada, the U.S., Mexico, Chile, New Zealand and Poland. He is a sessional instructor at the University of Manitoba and has completed the executive program for agricultural producers at Texas A&M University. His credentials include certification in mediation theory and strategic planning, and a science degree in agriculture from the University of Manitoba.

The workshop takes place in Room 130 Agriculture Building, 66 Dafoe Road, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, on Saturday, November 2 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The cost is $500 per family or group (maximum number per group is 4), which includes workshop fee, materials and lunch. For information about registration please email agshrtcs@umanitoba.ca or call 204-474-8473.

Date: 2013-11-02